Legal aid We work in partnership with solicitors and not-for-profit organisations to provide services to help people in need. Our vision is to make sure clients can access the help they need to address their problems. How we help Each year the LAA helps more than two million people to deal with their legal problems. We run the legal aid scheme, which safeguards some of society’s most vulnerable and disadvantaged people. Legal aid helps ensure access to justice by providing high quality advice, information and representation to people who would not otherwise be able to afford it. It means clients can protect their rights by: getting early advice being able to defend themselves if accused of a crime taking a case to court when this is the best way to resolve a dispute. Legal Aid Agency websiteThe Aid Agency (LAA) works in partnership with solicitors and not-for-profit organisations to help over 2 million people each year access legal advice, information and help. Legal Aid Eligibility calculatorUse the Legal Aid Calculator to see if you are eligible for legal aid. The legal adviser directoryFind legal advisers or solicitors near you.